SNELLVILLE – Funding for a sidewalk leading to Oak Road Park was approved by Mayor and Council last week.
A sidewalk will connect Scenic Highway at the RaceTrac gas station to the 5-acre passive park and then to Mountian View Road. The sidewalk will be built by Multiplex, LLC using $738,000 in 2014 Special Local Option Sales Tax funds.
Construction is expected to begin mid-May and a pre-construction meeting for interested parties will take place at 6:30 p.m., May 3 in City Hall.
This is the first of two sidewalk projects funded with 2014 SPLOST dollars, according to City Manager Butch Sanders. The other sidewalk project will be built in front South Gwinnett High School and travel east to Rockdale Circle.
Construction began on Phase 1 of the park which was purchased in 2003 with Governor’s Green Space Program Funds in December 2013.
The park was part of the city’s original master plan completed in 2006.
“This project is part of a bigger plan,” Mayor Tom Witts said. “As most of you know, in 2003, Oak Road was promised a passive park. Not much was done until 2014. This is the last step, the last hurdle, to complete our passive park – 13 years after its inception. The park is coming.”